Workshop on European and National Standards Alignment

Kaunas University of Technology,   Kaunas, Lithuania
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2011, February 21-22

The partners met to discuss of the EUR-ACE requirements to engineering programme graduates and their alignment to the Federal Education Standards of Russia (FES). European partners shared their experience on design of two-tiers programmes in engineering.

Partners agreed on the structure of master engineering curricula and graduates' attributes taking into account EQF, EUR-ACE and Russian FES Standards. The structure and the content of the Guidelines on engineering curriculum design and responsibilities of the partners were identified. The workgroup for writing the Guidelines and development of training materials was formed.

Useful documents:

European Qualifications Framework
Framework for Qualifications in the European Higher Education Area )
EUR-ACE Framework Standards (eng | rus)
Dublin descriptors
Key Competences for Life Long Learning

 Final Programme (last updated 11.02.2011)

21.02.2011                   KTU Central building, K.Donelaičio str. 73, 402 r. Day 1

09:00-09:15 Raimundas Šiaučiūnas, KTU
Opening and Welcoming.
09:15-09:30 Norbert Grünwald, HSW
ECDEAST Project: General Information.
09:30-10:00 Günter Heitmann, SEFI
Bologna Process and Trends in European Engineering Education 
10:00-10:10 Discussion
10:10-10:30 Ian Freeston, ENAEE
Engineering Graduates' Attributes: EQF, Dublin Descriptors, EUR-ACE Standards 
10:30-10:40 Discussion
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 Manfred Ahn, HSW
Bologna Process and Engineering Education in Germany, and Its Realisation at Wismar University 
11:20-11:30 Discussion
11:30-11:50 Constanin Oprean, LBUS
National Standards in Romania and Their Alignment to European Standards 
11:50-12:00 Discussion
12:00-12:20 Pranas Žiliukas, KTU
The Implementation and Development of Bologna process in Lithuanian Higher Education 
12:20-12:30 Discussion
12:30-12:50 Yuri Tsvetkov, BMSTU
New Standards for Engineering Education in Russia 
12:50-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:20 Alexadrer Surygin, SPbSPU
EUR-ACE and Russian Educational Standards: Alignment of Engineering Master Graduates' Attributes 
14:20-14:30 Discussion
14:30-15:00 Urbano Dominguez Garrido,SEFI
Innovation in the Design of Engineering Curricula 
15:00-15:10 Discussion
15:10-15:30 Norbert Grünwald,HSW
CDIO Curriculum Design: HSW experience 
15:30-15:40 Discussion
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Oleg Boev, TPU
Curricula Design: Learning Outcomes and Credit Allocation 
16:20-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:00 Iacint Manoliu, ENAEE
ECTS, as a Transfer and Accumulation System, and the Engineering Curriculum Design 
17:00-17:30 Discussion
19:00 Rector's Dinner
Hotel Kaunas, Laisvés al. 79

22.02.2011                  KTU Central building, K.Donelaičio str. 73, 402 r.Day 2

Time Title
09:00-09:20 Erik de Graaff, SEFI
Active Learning in Engineering Education 
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-09:50 Claudiu Kifor, LBUS
Quality Management an International Master Programme (Methodology Used, Programme Structure, Credits Allocation) 
09:50-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:20 Kęstutis Pilkauskas, KTU
Master Study Programme in Mechanical Engineering at KTU: Experience of the Development and Achieved Results 
10:20-10:30 Discussion
10:30-10:40 Splitting into Working Groups
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Working in three parallel groups on
- engineering graduates' competences
- engineering curriculum design
- development of training materials and nomination of training teams
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Working in three parallel groups (continuation)
15:00-15:40 Presentation and discussions of the outcomes of the working groups 1 
Presentation and discussions of the outcomes of the working groups 2 
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Presentation and discussions of the outcomes of the working group 3 
16:20-17:00 Next Steps and Closing

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